Omaha at Sioux Falls
When: 7:05 p.m. Friday
Radio: 1290 KKAR
Omaha scouting report: The 2-0 Lancers had one of the franchise’s finest opening weekends with a pair of shutouts against Western Conference rivals Fargo and Des Moines for new head coach Brian Kaufman. … Goalie Cole Bruns earned United States Hockey League Goalie of the Week honors as he stopped all 36 shots sent his way in the two games. … Jake Randolph picked up where he left off last season and once again is the Lancers’ leading scorer with two goals and two assists. … Gage Hough also got his final season in a Lancers sweater off to a good start with two power play goals and an assist.
Sioux Falls scouting report: The 3-0 Stampede return 14 players from last season’s Western Conference championship team, including four of their top five scorers. … Forward Zeb Knutson has scored eight goals in the first three games. Add an assist and his nine total points helped him earn USHL Forward of the Week honors. … Stampede defenseman Joe Schuldt is the older brother of Lancers defenseman Jimmy Schuldt.